Ground Ivy - Glechoma hederacea

Scientific Name: Glechoma hederacea

English Name: Ground Ivy

French Name: Le Lierre terrestre (= 'ground ivy')

5 Key Characters:
  • creeping.
  • round toothed leaves.
  • tubular pale violet flowers with 3-lobed lower lip.
  • leaves on rather long stalks.
  • flowers with purple spots.
Lookalikes: None really.

Habitat: Woods, scrub, hedgerows, grassland.

Flowering Period: March-April-May.

Status: Very common.

Photographed by Loire Valley Nature:

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